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As Cigarette Taxes Go Up, Heavy Smoking Goes Down

(12/3/2012)

As Cigarette Taxes Go Up, Heavy Smoking Goes Down
ScienceDaily

November 29, 2012

When cigarette taxes rise, hard-core smokers are more likely than lighter smokers to cut back, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "Most clinicians and researchers thought these very heavy smokers would be the most resistant to price increases," says first author Patricia A. Cavazos-Rehg, PhD. "Many believed this group was destined to continue smoking heavily forever, but our study points out that, in fact, change can occur. And that's very good news."

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121130094732.htm


Keywords: cigarette, taxes, increase, smoking, decrease



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